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Book your place(s): What is the role of peer support? ImROC Peer Worker Critical Debate 1 June 2017

Dear colleagues,

A growing number of organisations are demonstrating the value they place on lived experience through introducing, developing and sustaining peer roles strategically across their services and communities. ImROC works with many inspirational individuals, teams and organisations who hold co-production as a core principle of the way they work. We know from speaking to you that there are some operational challenges with changing the composition of the workforce, the culture of a team, organisation or community and realising the benefits of a peer workforce that hinge on bringing clarity to what the true role of a peer support is.

On 1st June, one year on from our last stimulating national peer worker critical debate, we will be coming together to debate: what is the role of peer support? This full day conference will run as a formal debate where we will hear the proposition peer support is a recovery-orientated approach to every interaction and an opposition peer support is a distinct role with clearly defined duties, tasks and responsibilities. Join us at this thought provoking event and share your views on this topical issue. Bring your colleagues to explore what this means for you and your work locally through our interactive table activities facilitated by Julie Repper, ImROC Director & Recovery Lead for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We will also hear cutting-edge new developments in peer support from Emma Watson, ImROC Consultant and Peer Support Development Lead, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and inspirational Peer Support developments for substance misuse services from Jon Roberts, Dear Albert, Drug Rehabilitation, Nottingham.

Time is dedicated to examining peer supporter experiences and developing consensus on the essential components, costs, benefits, barriers and facilitators of providing formal mental health peer support in the UK: the CHAMPS study presented by Eilish Burke, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Manchester.

Book your place(s) to attend this pivotal debate here

Rates: £100 plus VAT for ImROC sites, £150 plus VAT for non ImROC sites.

We look forward to welcoming you to this collaborative event!

Warm wishes,

The ImROC Team

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